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Worker claims wage, trafficking violations in janitorial ‘franchise’ scheme

Luis Castillo, who worked as a janitor for CleanNet under a purported “franchise agreement,” filed a lawsuit in San Francisco today on behalf of everyone in his position across California. The complaint alleges that workers like him are not truly “franchise” owners at all but, rather, employees of CleanNet — and entitled to basic protections under … Continue reading “Worker claims wage, trafficking violations in janitorial ‘franchise’ scheme”

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Northern California high school moves toward equality with Title IX settlement

[This blog entry, originally posted on Nov. 1, was updated on Nov. 15, 2017, to include a link (at the end) to the signed settlement agreement.]   Girls at Red Bluff High School near Redding filed a class action lawsuit last spring alleging they do not receive the same athletic facilities, benefits and opportunities as their … Continue reading “Northern California high school moves toward equality with Title IX settlement”

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Deadline to apply for disaster aid is Thursday

Don’t miss the November 16 deadline to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) if you are unable to work as a result of the October wildfires! Anyone who cannot work due to the fires should apply as soon as possible for DUA. Unlike traditional unemployment insurance, DUA is available  to people who were self-employed but … Continue reading “Deadline to apply for disaster aid is Thursday”

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Ninth Circuit affirms federal protection against retaliation for workers who exercise their rights

SAN FRANCISCO (Thurs., June 22) — The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a landmark ruling today in favor of Jose Arias, a dairy worker who had sued his former employer’s attorney alleging retaliation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Mr. Arias initially sued the employer, Angelo Dairy in Acampo, Calif., San Joaquin … Continue reading “Ninth Circuit affirms federal protection against retaliation for workers who exercise their rights”

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Workers sue over workplace discrimination, English-only policy

Workers allege national call center fostered a hostile work environment and retaliated against them for speaking Spanish

NEW JERSEY (Mon., June 12) — Two former employees have filed a lawsuit against two nationwide debt collection companies, accusing these companies of discriminating against Spanish-speaking employees by forcing them to comply with an English-only policy and fostering a hostile work environment in which Latinas were routinely mocked and subjected to racist comments. The workers, … Continue reading “Workers sue over workplace discrimination, English-only policy”

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People with disabilities sue BART for discrimination

Legal Aid at Work teams with Disability Rights Advocates in class action seeking changes in policies, conditions

SAN FRANCISCO – A pair of advocacy groups and two people with disabilities filed a lawsuit today against BART alleging that it discriminates against people with mobility disabilities, effectively excluding them from the regional mass transit system. For people with disabilities, problems that may be familiar annoyances to most riders can create absolute barriers to … Continue reading “People with disabilities sue BART for discrimination”

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At 90, lesbian Air Force veteran finally gets her honorable discharge

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Family Crisis Or New Joy? Get Paid Time Off For It

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This 90-Year-Old Lesbian Air Force Vet Finally Won An Honorable Discharge After 60 Years

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